Mentor Coaching vs. Coaching Supervision

What’s the difference between Mentor Coaching and Coaching Supervision? In my years of working with coaches, I’ve been asked this question often, so I thought I would clarify the two.  While this reading may be a ‘bit dry’, hopefully it will help you to understand the definitions and differences as laid out by the International […]

How Will You Play the Game?

Recently I watched a clip of a tennis match on LinkedIn.  I re-shared the clip because it was an amazing display of not giving up, giving in, or quitting.  I watched it over and over because I thought it was unbelievable how the one player kept the other player (I believe it was Andy Roddick) […]

Mountainous Musings…..Unplugged and Untethered

My happy place is very specific-the Colorado Rockies. I lived in Colorado for a short 3-year period as a youth and try to get back as often as I can. This trip I had the opportunity to spend 8 wonderful days hiking and taking in the Colorado Rockies. The trip was amazing and caused me […]

The Key to Work-Life Balance

“Being with imbalance allows for balance.” Wait, what? How can being with imbalance allow balance? That’s a paradox! Yes, it is, and like most things that begin at odds with each other, when you get to the midpoint between the two, they are more alike than different. One of the most sought-after balances is work/life […]

Creating Your ‘Starbucks’ Experience: 4 Area’s to Define Your Unique Work Experience.

When I think of ‘Creating an Experience’ I think of Starbucks, a company that sells coffee. However, Starbucks does not just sell coffee, do they? Starbucks is a company that created an ‘experience’ of coffee. So much so, that many coffee companies followed suit in creating aesthetic and service ‘experiences’ that left the costumer wanting […]

A Mentor Who Loves Mentoring

Through sport, I learned the value of having focus, having a goal I wanted to achieve. I took that learning into my life and business. In my business, goals became my ‘game of competition.’ I was competing against the goal I set. Who would win? In setting goals, I often overextended, got lost in my […]

It’s All a Matter of Perspective

How many times have I heard this line in my life? And truer words were never spoken! I am a pretty open person and yet, I too fall into perspectives that keep me closed to possible opportunities. Now that I have become more aware of the power of choice in perspective, I am living my […]

Direct Communication

I used to think of Direct Communication as being harsh; it felt like an order being barked at me. At least that was within the framework of what I thought direct communication was. By the International Coach Federation definition, Direct Communication is “the ability to communicate effectively during coaching sessions, and to use language that […]

Powerful Questioning

When I attended coaching school and was introduced to powerful questioning, I was in the life stage of having 3 teenage sons and my most-used powerful question was “WHAT were you thinking!?!?” It starts with a ‘what’ and it’s short! I have come to learn that perhaps it would have been better received if I […]

Communicating Effectively: Active Listening

“WAIT!” This word in my coaching circles acts as a trigger and acronym for ‘Why Am I Talking!’ It is a gentle reminder that we, as coaches, serve at a higher level when we are actively listening to our clients. Listening is one of the fundamental skills of a professional coach. Regardless of the coaching […]